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Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Planted 2,600 feet high on the Mayacamas range north of Napa Valley, Obsidian Ridge Vineyard grows mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The steep slopes at this altitude are reddened by iron rich volcanic soils and littered with black shards of obsidian. Here in the Red Hills of Lake County the distinctive soils and mountain climate grow varietally vibrant and powerfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon.


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23568 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, US, 94576 Email:
Phone: 707-255-4929 Web:
Fax: 707-202-0686
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  Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2003 bottling from our vineyard is one of the first from any vineyard in the Red Hills appellation. Although there are few wines from which to draw a conclusion, the quality of this wine indicates that the climate is favorable for developing and preserving the distinctive flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic cedar and cassis handily identify this wine as a Cabernet, while the flesh and ripe sweetness of the cult California wine style sign off on this wine's new appellation. Most importantly, it is the huge tannic presence of the mountainous growing conditions that wins the argument; this is a Cabernet of substance, bearing and pedigree.
  Obsidian Ridge Syrah
Syrah is unproven in this new Red Hills appellation, and we have eagerly anticipated the release of this first Syrah from our vineyard.The typical Syrah tell - smokiness - was present even in the grapes. In barrel, the flavor evolved into a smoked meat and blueberry mix. Now in bottle this Syrah is varietally accurate in the flavors and draws support from sweet tannins that aren't particularly astringent or aggressive. This is a full bodied wine with considerable appeal in its youth and cellaring potential for as much as a decade


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